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Assistant Accountant (HK)

Assistant Accountant (HK)

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China-Hong Kong

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The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspaper and magazines to conferences and electronic services.


We are recruiting an Assistant Accountant who will be responsible for performing month-end closing & preparing financial and management reports on a timely and accurate basis. He/she will also prepare month-end closing journals and schedules, and continually identify areas for process improvement.


In this role you are expected to:

  • Perform month-end closing & prepare financial and management reports on a timely and accurate basis
    • Put through entries for project revenue & direct cost, accruals, prepayment, bad debt provisions, etc
    • Review revenue & costs journals posted and make corrections as appropriate
    • Work on marketing & overhead costs
  • Perform balance sheet reconciliations & highlight and issues identified
  • Assist in preparation of annual budgets & monthly rolling forecasts
  • Assist in ad hoc analysis as required by business managers by providing financial data & reports for decision making
  • Assist in audit & tax issues under different jurisdictions
  • Undertake ad-hoc projects as required

Experience, skills and professional attributes

To succeed in the role you must have:

  • Holder of Diploma / Degree in Accounting
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience or more in accounting industry within commercial environment
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word & Powerpoint
  • Experienced in using PeopleSoft would be an advantage
  • Ambition on working towards gaining a professional accounting qualification would be an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluency in English, Chinese, verbal & written
  • Ability of being independent, responsible, flexible, reliable, dedicated, mature and proactive